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Sister Anne's Hands (Picture Puffins) [Paperback]

By Marybeth Lorbiecki (Author) & Wendy Popp (Illustrator)
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Item description for Sister Anne's Hands (Picture Puffins) by Marybeth Lorbiecki & Wendy Popp...

Seven-year-old Anna has her first encounter with racism in the 1960s when an African-American nun comes to teach at her parochial school. Reprint.

Publishers Description
It's the early 1960s, and Anna has never seen a person with dark skin before. At first she is afraid of her new second grade teacher, but she quickly discovers how wonderful Sister Anne is. Then one of Anna's classmates directs a racist remark toward Sister Anne. The teacher's wise way of turning the incident into a powerful learning experience has a profound impact on Anna.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Puffin
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.55" Width: 10" Height: 0.22"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 29, 2000
Publisher   Puffin
Age  3-5
ISBN  0140565345  
ISBN13  9780140565348  
UPC  051488006992  

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More About Marybeth Lorbiecki & Wendy Popp

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marybeth Lorbiecki, M.A., is author of more than 25 books for children and adults, most of them award-winners, and she teaches upper level college writing and the study of children s literature as an adjunct university professor. Like her hero Aldo Leopold, her works often explore the relationships of people to each other and to the natural world. Her adult biography, "Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire," earned a Minnesota Book Award and a Distinguished Contribution to History Award from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin."

Marybeth Lorbiecki currently resides in the state of Wisconsin.

Marybeth Lorbiecki has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Conservation Pioneers
  2. Picture Puffin Books

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Multicultural Stories > African-American
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Issues > Prejudice & Racism > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about Sister Anne's Hands (Picture Puffins)?

Gentle and Authentic  Jan 3, 2008
Having lived as a child in the '60s, I found Sister Anne's Hands to be a authentic mirror of this era's racial biases and a gentle reminder that education is our best hope for an end to "isms."
The truest form of acceptance  Nov 8, 2006
Marybeth Lorbiecki takes a situation of racism and turns it around. She shares with the reader how a negative can become a positive between two individuals, even if the community at large stays negative. And with that, human lives are changed forever.
Children's Book with substance  Dec 27, 2005
First, this is an outstanding book. It has substance and a wonderful message that makes its point without being preachy. Second, it is still a children's book that kids will enjoy reading or having read to them. Finally, the artwork is first rate and a joy to look at. It is the complete package. With so much mediocre childish children's 'literature', this is the real deal: a quality, substantive, enjoyable book. Enjoyable to read for parent and child.
SISTER ANNE'S HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!  Mar 9, 2005
Sister Anne's Hands is an incredible picture filled book about a girl growing up during the time when Blacks and white's were still at war. She learns through her teacher (Sister Anne) that it doesn't matter what's on the outside it matters what your like on the inside. Through this heart warming book your child will learn important lessons on building good character. I liked reading this book because it gave me inspiration to follow my heart through everything I do. Your sure to love Sister Anne's Hand!!! Author of Sister Anne's Hands: Marybeth Lorbiecki
Teaching diversity and acceptance to the younger set  Jun 9, 2004
The 1960's possibly brought about more change in the American psyche and way of life than had occurred before or even since. This little tale addresses issues of tolerance, brotherhood, and compassion in a way that primary/elementary children can understand.

Sister Anne comes to a Catholic school with as much wide-eyed enthusiasm about teaching as those in her charge have about learning. When an unnamed student leaves a derogatory note for the nun to find, the sister decides its' time to make her students aware of the racial conditions in America.

From the lesson, her children become better citizens, ultimately paving the way for a more humane society.

This book can be used to stimulate discussion about race, loneliness, individuality, and civic responsibility. It definitely cuts across the curriculum

Five stars do this book an injustice. It's a superior work, deserving of attention and placement in the classroom.


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